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Axelrod to the White House; Others to Follow?

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 7, 2008 3:45PM

2008_11_07_axelrod.jpgDavid Axelrod, the man who laid out the plan to get Sen. Barack Obama to the White House, is following Obama as Senior Advisor in the White House. Axlerod has his own consulting firm, AKP&D, and also worked for Deval Patrick, who became the first black governor of Massachusetts. Axelrod is a University of Chicago graduate and a former reporter for the Trib.

But Axelrod isn't the only Chicagoan heading to D.C. We already know Rahm is leaving the 5th Congressional District to become Obama's Chief of Staff, but several other Chicagoans may be following suit. There seems to be collective agreement Valerie Jarret is very likely to head to The Swamp, either as a member of the Obamistration or possibly taking Obama's vacated Senate seat. There's still plenty of speculation to come. Of course, if Mayor Daley has anything to say about it, Chicago Public Schools CEO and Obama hoops pal Arne Duncan will be staying put.